How the Simpsons Have Secretly Been Teaching You Math

America’s favorite dysfunctional family of math geniuses? Fox

Science author Simon Singh reveals the highly nerdy layer beneath the longest-running sitcom on TV.

Explained in 90 Seconds: Breaking the Carbon Budget

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To avoid catastrophic climate change impacts, 37 percent of fossil fuels held by publicly listed companies should stay buried.

3 Countries That Are Bailing on Climate Action


Japan isn’t the only country walking away from climate promises.

Natural Disasters Cost $3.8 Trillion Since 1980, World Bank Says

EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection/Flickr

The number of disasters, and the total cost, are both on the rise.

All Over the World, Hurricane Records Keep Breaking

Super Typhoon Haiyan as it made landfall in the Philippines. NOAA

Super Typhoon Haiyan was a terrifyingly intense storm…and so were many others around the globe in the last decade.

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